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Whangarei SSNZ February 2014 newsletter
In this newsletter:

- Treaty of Waitangi workshop – 4 Feb. (still some places available on this FREE workshop)
- Information about changes to Settlement Support service
- Waitangi Day events - 6 Feb.
- New FREE English Language course starts 3 Feb.
- Career Clinic – 14 & 28 Feb.
- Migrant Mum’s support group – 4 Feb
- Race Relations Day – Calling all  Migrant and Community groups
- ‘Mother Tongue’ – A workshop for parents who want to help their children maintain their native language – 25 March

and much more...

Hutt Valley Newsletter February 2014
Latest on news and activities in the Hutt Valley.

Tauranga SSNZ Newsletter January 2014

In this issue:

- Two FREE English [full immersion] Classes
- Also Free 100 hours of Reading/Writing & Numeracy Skills
- Upcoming Settlement Support activities in February, March and April confirmed to date
- Maketu Rotary Kaimoana Festival 2014
- Katikati Clipboard
- Networking and Social Connections

Email Carol or visit the SSNZ Tauranga website for more information.

Rotorua SSNZ Newsletter December 2013

Inside the latest issue:
- Future Migrant workshop on NZ tax
- What's on in Rotorua
- Get involved in the Community
- Pensions and Superannuation
- News from Immigration NZ
- Changes to Settlement Support in 2014

New Bridges December 2013 Newsletter- Hamilton
- Ethnic Development Adviser, Philip Yeung voted into Council
- Willie Cuthers - Waikato Rotary Police Person of the Year
- Job searching in the holiday
- What’s On

Events for migrants

April 2014

Ariki Community Lounge migrant women's meet- New Plymouth
Puke Ariki Library
1/04/2014, 8/04/2014, 15/03/2014, 22/04/2014, 29/04/2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A mix and mingle meeting for women migrants

Contact Geetha

phone: 06 759 1088

Napier Newcomers Lunch

02/04/2014, 30/04/2014
12:00 am - 1:00pm

phone: 06 834 4171

Hastings Newcomers Lunch

09/04/2014, 23/04/2014
12:00 am - 1:00pm

phone: 06 834 4171

Getting overseas qualifications recognised Wellington
Committee Room 2, Wellington City Council offices, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
9/04/2014 5:30 - 7:00

A speaker from NZQA will discuss what NZQA does, qualification recognition and what it is used for, what types of qualifications can be assessed and what documents are required.
For more information contact Settlement Support Wellington on 04 803 8330 or email

Seminar: NZ Tax system & benefits for migrants, Forum North, Whangarei
9/04/2014 5:30 - 7:00

Get an overview on your tax entitlements and obligations including: Overseas Income, Working for Families, KiwiSaver, Child Support & Work Permits.
Get informed on business tax requirements when starting a new business and the Inland Revenue resources and services that are available.
Facilitator: Inland Revenue (IRD) Whangarei

Phone SSNZ Whangarei
(09 470 3056) for more information.

Christchurch Newcomers Networking Event
Westpac Hub, Addington

16/04/2014 6:00 - 7:30

Monthly newcomer event for information and networking, hosted by SSNZ Chrstchurch in partnership with Westpac Bank and Canstaff Recruitment.

Contact SSNZ Christchurch for more information

Mentoring session for migrant women- Taranaki
SSNP, Level 1 King's building
17/04/2014 1:00 - 4:00

Free mentoring session by Soroptimist International Club members for migrant women from non English speaking background.

Contact Geetha

phone: 06 759 1088


Working in the New Zealand construction industry

A practical guide for migrants. Information and tips for working in the construction industry in New Zealand. [Download PDF 2.5 Mb] This guide is also available for download in Tagalog

Guide for migrants working in the construction industry

Make your move to New Zealand a success.
The Newcomers guide gives advice about adjusting to the Kiwi workplace. [Download PDF 370 Kb]

Employee toolkit

Living in New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to settling in and getting help in New Zealand [Download PDF 3.4 Mb]


Welcome to New Zealand
A summary of what you need to know when you arrive in New Zealand. [ Download PDF 3.2 Mb]

Welcome to New Zealand

Make your move to New Zealand a success- for Pacific migrants
Information about how to get settled in New Zealand. Where to find help, how to improve your English and advice about settling into work. Available in English, Fijian, Samoan, Tongan, Tuvaluan and Kiribati.

Move to New Zealand from the Pacific


LINKZ - the magazine for migrants.
Download the latest PDF, or subscribe when you arrive in New Zealand and receive 8 free print issues. A great read with stories about other newcomers, articles about New Zealand and news and tips for migrants.

LINKZ magazine for migrants

Worktalk is an online tool which shows some common situations where migrants and their employers have misunderstandings because of communication. Watch the videos and answer the quiz questions to see some ways of dealing with these.


Living and working on a New Zealand dairy farm
This is a guide for migrants to help them to settle into working on a farm. It includes information about daily life on a farm, employment law and lots of practical tips and information. This guide is also available in Spanish and Tagalog

Dairy workers guide